ERIC Number: ED288118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
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Legal Rights of College Students: A History of Cases, Controversies and Court Decisions.
Clark, Kathryn A.; Scheuermann, Tom
The legal rights of college students have changed substantially over the years, particularly during the 20th century. This paper provides a historical sketch of student rights, including a listing of significant events and cases, from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the bicentennial of the Constitution and the 50th anniversary of the Student Personnel Point of View in 1987. Key legal issues and the court decisions that stemmed from them are presented. Student rights in the areas of due process, freedom of expression, search and seizure, and privacy are outlined chronologically. The paper includes a brief introduction, a historical timeline, a listing of the most significant and interesting cases, a bibliography, and a legal rights "quiz." The appendix contains a copy of the Joint Statement of Rights and Freedoms of Students. (Author)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Chicago, IL, March 15-18, 1987).